Roads to Nowhere campaigner conference 2014

Of interest to anti-road bridge, anti putative Bexley by-pass and anti ever more traffic campaigners, and those looking for positive alternatives:

On 18 October Better Transport is hosting a training conference for anyone who wants to stop a new wave of road building covering the country with tarmac.

Ffi/to book: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/roads-nowhere/conference-2014

The conference, in central London, will give you information and intelligence on what’s being proposed, together with training and advice on how to get a campaign off the ground.

The Government and local councils are planning to spend tens of billions of pounds on new roads over the next few years. George Osborne is planning to announce a new wave of major schemes in his Autumn Statement, and new ‘growth funds’ and spending powers for business groups threaten to add many more disastrous projects to this list from 2015.

As a result of this spending spree, roads that were cancelled years ago are rising from the dead, threatening to encourage yet more traffic, trap people in their cars, pollute our air, and destroy some of our most valuable countryside.

Over the next two years more than 100 road schemes, from new motorways to bypasses and widenings, will need to go through planning and funding approval processes before the diggers move in, and that’s where you’re needed.

Local campaigners working to stop destructive and unnecessary roads are more important than ever, and this free event – twice as big as our last conference in 2012 – is the only one of its kind, and a chance to get advice and training from the real experts.

Roads to Nowhere’s conference is for anyone who is:

currently campaigning to stop a road scheme in their local area, or

  • expects to face a road proposal in the near future

The day-long event will include:

  • Advice from seasoned road campaigners on setting up and running a campaign
  • Success stories from recent campaigns
  • Expert help on planning rules
  • A range of collaborative workshops for sharing skills and advice
  • Media, online mapping and web training

Date:

Saturday 18 October 2014, from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Venue:

Toynbee Hall
28 Commercial Street
London E1 6LS
(nearest tube Aldgate East)

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